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Africa Inland Mission | United States Mobilizing Region
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Missionaries

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(i.e. Birthdays, Christmas), please send a check to AIM payable to the missionary.
Stephen and Amanda Taylor

Helping to raise the next generation of World Christians.
Since moving to Kenya in 1993, Steve and Amanda Taylor have been partnering with hundreds of missionary families. Their platform for service is at the Rift Valley Academy. Steve teaches instrumental music, music theory and leadership. He also enjoys mentoring young men, either formally, or on a weekend fly fishing trip. Amanda serves as a nurse, mentor, cooking coach and “mom” to many. Their three children call Kenya their home. Nate and Evan are now in “foreign mission fields” attending university in the U.S. Janelle is the social coordinator for the steady stream of kids in their home no matter where she lives. “Family matters,” that’s why they love helping missionary families through the maze of life at an international boarding school. 
For Further information about their ministry, please check out their web site www.riftnotes.blogspot.com

Bethany Tennent

I've been working with Africa Inland Mission since the fall of 2010 on a church-planting team among the Alagwa people of North-central Tanzania.  I got involved with this team because I felt a deep burden for the unreached who have no access to Jesus.  The Alagwa are a people group of 45,000, the majority of whom have never once heard the name of Jesus, and they have no Scripture in their language.  Our team has been focused on learning the Alagwa's language (Alagwaisa) and culture, building strong relationships, sharing life with our neighbors, developing a Chronological Bible Storying Set in Alagwaisa, discipling seekers, and being involved in ministries of agriculture and education.  Recently, we have begun a translation of the book of Luke into Alagwaisa.

Sam and Bonnie Thomas

After learning French in France Sam along with a Short-Term summer missionary drove his 1977 4X4 Ford Pick-up truck for one month from France traversing the Sahara desert (via Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroun) to Zemio, in eastern Central African Republic. When Bonnie arrived, with their two young sons, by plane at Zemio C.A.R. they began the 9 months required to learn another language, Pazande. They soon began a career of sharing the gospel and discipling African leaders in C.A.R., Dem. Rep. Congo, and Kenya. Today they are mobilizing and training future missionaries as Mission Mobilizers in the U.S. Sam and Bonnie are both graduates of Trinity College of Florida. They have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Sam and Bonnie’s life verses are Proverbs 3:5-6 and II Tim. 2:2.

Mark and Sue Thompson

Mark works as part of AIM's U.S. Headquarters team in Peachtree City, Georgia, where he serves as the Chief Financial Officer.

Joshua and Heidi Thulin

Josh, Heidi, and Miles are a Minnesotan family God has transplanted to the busy streets of Nairobi, Kenya. They serve with On Field Media, a team that captures the incredible stories of how God is working on this continent and introduces the world to some of the 900+ unreached people groups left in Africa. They do this to entice the global and local Church to become more involved in missions.

Why is a storytelling ministry important? Jesus himself was a storyteller. He knew that, through telling stories, his message would easily spread to the ends of the earth. Stories are memorable and inspire action. They are powerful.

In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul sends Tychicus to be his messenger for missions. Tychicus connects the church to those on the field, he encourages the hearts of those who pray and give, and he challenges the next generation of missionaries to join in the work of the Great Commission.

Tychicus' work is now our work. John Piper says that missions is the second greatest human activity in the world. If this is true, then the story of missions is the second greatest story ever told.

As Josh and Heidi work to glorify God in all their endeavors, they'd love for you to partner with them through prayer, financial support, or by following their journey right on their blog (thulinsinafrica.com).

Thank you so much for your love and support!

Blessings,

Josh, Heidi, and Miles

David A and Meredith E Tilly

Since 2005 we have been serving the missionaries of Africa by being involved with the education of their children.  Serving at Rift Valley Academy, David is the IT Manager, which means that he in in charge of all technology on campus, and Meredith is a secondary science teacher, spending most of her time teaching 7th and 8th grade.  That having been said though, let me emphasize that our real job is to love MKs so that Christ centered churches can be planted among all African peoples.

The work that we do enables missionaries all over Africa to do what they do and thus we feel very much a part of their ministries, and together, we will see the nations coming into the kingdom of God.

Judith Troutman

Judi Troutman joined Africa-Based Support as the Associate Director in 2012. She helps the ABS Director in a variety of ways, including overseeing general administration of all Africa-Based Support departments, helping the human resources department manage missionary personnel, and assisting with national staff management.

Judi began her career with Africa Inland Mission by teaching at the School of Nursing in Kijabe, Kenya, where she worked for ten years. In 1997, she began her journey through leadership and administrative roles–Regional Administrator, Short-Term Coordinator, and Personnel Coordinator–in both the Eastern and Central Region offices.

Linda S Unger

Linda lives in Nairobi where she speaks on worship and discipleship to groups of young adults, university students, worship teams, pastors, and ladies groups.

She also provides language and culture orientation support for our missionaries.

Rodney and Faith Unruh

Rodney and Faith Unruh serve at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in Kenya. Rodney is the Industrial Tech teacher. Faith is an assistant to the Guidance Director and College Advisor. They have 4 children, Moira, Kelly, Ethan & Reece. They have served at RVA since 2004.

Dan and Miranda Vaccaro

We are preparing to serve at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya starting August 2019. Our family is passionate about Christian education, mentoring, and discipling young hearts towards Christ.

We are so excited to serve at RVA as a family and be able to walk alongside these students in their education and point them towards Christ. We love that serving at RVA enables the Gospel to go forth into so many unreached African people groups as we help provide a safe place for missionary kids to live and learn.

Thank you for partnering with our family as we follow the Lord’s call on our lives to serve with AIM!

Rob and Tianne Varicak

Rob and Tianne Varicak with their son Keenan serve among the Didinga people in Southern Sudan. With the heart for the unreached Rob and Tianne seek to live out the Gospel in their daily lives. Rob proclaims the Good News by showing the Jesus film and doing Discovery Bible studies in and around their community. He also helps meet community needs with practical skills. Rob desires to help the small Church thrive by mentoring and building up leadership making it self-sustaining and outward reaching. Tianne spends most of her time caring for Keenan and supporting Rob in his ministry endeavors. As time allows Tianne does small-scale farming with the goal of creating a year round producing garden, starting a dairy goat project and obtaining a small flock of Muscovy ducks for eggs and meat. As a trained midwife Tianne envisions using her skills part-time to build relationships and share the Gospel with women and families.

Jamie and Kim Viands

Jamie and Kim and their family have been with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya since July of 2012. Until June of 2017, they served at Scott Christian University in Machakos, where Jamie has been involved in theological education. They recently relocated to Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology just outside of Nairobi. Their children are Eliya, Carys, Daniel and Talia.

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